From the best seats beside the runways, it appears that 2016 is fully poised to be the year of the skirt, with a full array of styles, fabrics and lengths in store for the savviest fashionistas out there. This is going to be a year for full-on midis, shorties and maxies. Gorgeous styles for work, play and super fancy venues, with more than a few that transition between specific venue requirements seamlessly. Of them all, surely it’s the midis that are stealing the show, in terms of capturing the best of femininity that skirts have to offer. They gracefully move between statement-making and foundational form in the most flattering of ways, and convert from day to evening the best of them all. One thing’s for sure–there are many skirts heading this way that offer tons of couture choices for all shapes, styles, ages and occasions.

A Grand Variety Awaits
Elongated skirts, wrap skirts, more skin-concealing and a little less skin-bearing will be the theme, with wraps creating a new, fun form of dressing that is already winning big thumbs-up reviews, everywhere. The 2016 wrap minis are being paired with those uber-hot above the knee boots for a way to rock the new year like never before. This gives you an excellent way to reveal those gorgeous, long legs, and without freezing to death in the most extreme of wintry temps being forecast by our prominent meteorologists. There is much to look forward to, on the maxi end of skirt fashion to come, for an easy cover-up-and-dash.

Model wearing a leather skirt. /

It Had to Happen, Sooner or Later
Surely to meet with a bit of debate, it looks like Fall Winter 2015-16 is the perfectly set stage for a debut of the leather skirt, in all its fabulous forms. You’ll find them everywhere–in every color and hue imaginable, in all lengths, including mini, midi and maxi. These skirts are so awesome that you’ll be blown away by how many looks you can get from just one skirt. Build your whole ensemble around one of these beauties. Solid colors give you an abundantly wide window for perfecting your leather ambiance. Entirely feminine, bold, smashing and soft–and all at the same time. Go solo, with just the skirt, or for a dramatic distinction, the total leather look is always a great option for 2016 style. Look at patents, subtle matte finishes, embossed animal print designs and unique trim for extra distinction.

All About the Form
All it takes is a switch of fabrics, even from the same pattern, and you wind up with a totally different hanging performance for a skirt. The form fitting slinky effects of polys and rayons suddenly take on more statement shape, when created out of a nice, comfy wool blend. Skater skirt minis provide an ample measure of dazzling flair and show-off, nicely flaring out when you show up with your perfectly paired leggings and stilettos.